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Amy Helm at Bowery Live

Singer, songwriter, Amy Helm, daughter of legendary Levon Helm of The Band, performed Saturday, Feb. 4 at Bowery Live in West Palm Beach.

Photos by Ron Elkman, USA Today Network

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Parrothead: Tickets go on Sale Friday for Buffett Concert at Fairgrounds

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Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will perform at Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre at the South Florida Fairgrounds May 16 at 8 p.m., as part of Jimmy Buffett’s “I Don’t Know’” Tour 2017. Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 10 at TicketMaster (limit 8 tickets per sale). 800/745-3000 charge by phone.

 

New editor of Boca and Delray magazines, Pamela served as storytelling coach and entertainment editor for USA Today network in Naples before moving to Lake Worth. A journalism professor with an M.A. in literary journalism, she’s a seasoned entertainment editor from San Francisco and Cincinnati.

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Shayna is a 20-something sorta-recent graduate from the University of Florida with a degree in journalism. Most of her time is spent fawning over cats and kittens; cooking food at home for her family; and observing Florida’s greatest asset: nature.
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Review: “Baroque Brilliance,” Symphonia Boca Raton

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The Symphonia Boca Raton is back in session for its 2017 Connoisseur Concert series. The world-class chamber orchestra performed its second show at Roberts Theater in Boca on Sunday led by guest conductor Brett Karlin. He is the artistic director and conductor of the Master Chorale of South Florida.

Guest director Brett Karlin

Guest director Brett Karlin

Entitled “Baroque Brilliance,” the concert truly lived up to its name. Sunday’s concert took audiences on a listening tour of 18th century music, beginning with German/British composer George Frideric Handel.

A light, playful mood was evident during the first half of the concert. Most of the pieces offered happy, energetic notes, which kept toes tapping. Melodies were often carried from one instrument, such as the violins, to the oboe, the bassoon or the French horn.

Trumpet soloist Jeffery Kaye and vocal soprano soloist Sherezade Panthaki were harmonious throughout the entire performance. Panthaki revealed her wide vocal range and Kaye often imitated her song on trumpet. Their natural musical talents, combined with technical skill and interpretation, made Handel’s “Water Music Suite No. 2 in D Major” and a troika of arias (three movements) come alive on stage.

Soprano soloist Sherezade Panthaki

Soprano soloist Sherezade Panthaki

After a brief intermission, three additional pieces were played. Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi’s “Alma oppressa da sorte crudele” was followed by a French-style Baroque work, which translated to “The Egyptian,” but wasn’t listed in the original program. Both scores were a bit slower and heavier, which allowed the audience to spend time in thoughtful reflection.

The final arrangement was a selection from Johann Sebastian Bach called “Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen.” It was organized into five movements, the first and last being most joyful. Panthaki and the violins offered a slightly mournful tone during the middle movements, which offered another opportunity for silent reflection.

Most in the audience were on their feet at the end of the performance. Jeffery Kaye led a champagne toast after the concert.

Allison Lewis is the associate editor at Boca Raton Magazine and a native St. Louisan. She earned a Bachelor of Journalism and a Master of Arts in Journalism from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo. In her spare time, Allison enjoys cooking, playing Ultimate frisbee, reading, traveling and watching sports.